Obsession 16 is a celebration of Northcote’s 16th annual gastronomic event created by award-winning chef Nigel Haworth. The 16 night showcase of food and wine that saw18 chefs from across the world who hold 17 Michelin stars between them create their own Obsession Menu, and this book is a behind-the-scenes look at the dishes they served, as well as an insight into the lives of these talented chefs.

Readers will uncover profiles of each of the Obsession 16 chefs focusing on their restaurants, their approach to food and their signature dishes. Each chef also shares four recipes and their essential ingredient, all accompanied by beautiful food photography by Allen Markey, who has who has worked with Nigel for the last 10 years perfecting their style. The book’s foreword is written by Matthew Fort who is from Lancashire and has known Nigel and Northcote for many years, even cooking with Tom Parker-Bowles during one the previous Obsession events.

Obsession 16 includes the following chefs: Nigel Haworth – Northcote, Langho (1 Michelin Star); Jean-Luc Rocha – Château Cordeillan-Bages, France (2 Michelin Stars); Mark Jordan – Ocean Restaurant, The Atlantic Hotel, Jersey (1 Michelin Star); Tom Sellers – Restaurant Story, London (1 Michelin Star); Annie Féolde – Restaurant Enoteca Pinchiorri, Italy (3 Michelin Stars); Aktar Islam – Lasan, Birmingham; Angelo Sabatelli and Marco Stabile – Angelo Sabatelli Restaurant, Italy (1 Michelin Star) and Ora d’Aria Restaurant, Italy (1 Michelin Star); Lanshu Chen – Le Moût, Taiwan; André Garrett – Cliveden House, Berkshire; Hideaki Matsuo – Kashiwaya, Japan (3 Michelin Stars); Peter Tempelhoff – The Greenhouse, The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel, South Africa; Arnaud Bignon – The Greenhouse, London (2 Michelin Stars); Robert Ortiz – Lima, London (1 Michelin Star); Diego Hernández – Corazón De Tierra, Mexico; Wojciech Modest Amaro – Atelier Amaro, Poland (1 Michelin Star); Lisa Goodwin-Allen and Chantelle Nicholson – Northcote, Langho (1 Michelin Star) and Marcus Wareing Restaurants, London.

Nigel Haworth, Chef Patron at Northcote said, “This year really felt like it was the right time to do the book as there were so many international chefs coming to Obsession. I wanted to find out what their own food Obsession was and why they wanted to come to Northcote to cook. It was quite a journey chatting to them all and interviewing them for the book – it was a much more complex job than I ever envisaged but it was so interesting finding out what makes these guys tick.”

Northcote is a luxury, independent 26 bedroomed country house hotel located in the Ribble Valley, Lancashire and its award winning restaurant has held a Michelin star since 1995.

Founded by Chef Patron and Managing Director, Nigel Haworth and Managing Director, Craig Bancroft in 1984, Northcote is an oasis of gastronomic excellence that alongside its restaurant, also boasts a truly interactive cookery school and chef’s table, a kitchen garden and a carefully curated wine cellar filled with award-winning and unique wines. The next Obsession will be taking place Friday 20th January to Sunday 5th Feb 2017.

Obsession 16 is £45 plus P&P, please visit www.northcote.com for more details on how to purchase.